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September 25, 2015

Yogi Berra, Birthright Citizen

Article first appeared in The Quorum Report. Yogi Berra was one of the most colorful and accomplished Americans of all time on any field of play, and he was apparently a birthright U.S. citizen. Yogi was born in 1925 and 1930 U.S. Census records show that...
September 22, 2015

Over 15,000 Stand with Ahmed

We asked. You delivered. On Friday, September 18th, activists led by Progress Texas subscriber Kathleen Thompson delivered over 15,000 #iStandWithAhmed petition signatures to Irving Independent School District officials calling for the reversal of 9th...
September 16, 2015

Hispanic, Latino, or Latinx - what is the difference?

Editor's Note: This blog was updated in September 2019 to include details about the term "Latinx." As part of our blog series for Hispanic Heritage Month, I want to offer insights on the difference between the terms Latino and Hispanic . Let's look at the...
September 3, 2015

Top Ten Stories from a Long Texas Summer

Summer is ending, school is starting, and new state laws are already in effect. As we move from blistering 100-degree days to semi-blistering 95-degree days, we wanted to take a look back at some of the biggest Texas political stories from the summer. So...
September 1, 2015

New Texas Laws In Effect Today

Hundreds of new Texas state laws go into effect today. The state laws, passed by the Texas Legislature that finished meeting a few months ago, cover a wide range of issues. Our friends at Annie's List have a great round-up of legislative accomplishments...
September 1, 2015

VIDEO: Clinton & Sanders on student loan reform

A few weeks ago we launched our campaign calling for a real conversation about student loan reforms. If you haven't already - sign your name right now and support student loan reforms before this becomes a full economic catastrophe . So where do the...
August 21, 2015

How One-Party Republican Rule Hurts Texas

People often say that Texas is a red state, though it is more accurately described as a non-voting state . But with turnout that ranks among the lowest in the nation, restrictive voter laws, and an imbalanced system of redistricting, Republicans have...
June 18, 2015

Top 10 Issues From the 2015 Texas Legislature

It wasn't all bad...but it wasn't all great, either. Now that the dust has settled and the 2015 Texas Legislative session is over, we've made a list of the 10 biggest issues under the pink dome. Be sure to share this list with your family and friends! 1...
June 10, 2015

Let’s Turn McKinney Into an Opportunity

Ed. note: This content was originally posted on the ACLU of Texas blog , and is republished here with permission. On June 5th, McKinney police responded to a complaint regarding unwanted teenagers at a community pool. What ought to have been relegated to...
June 1, 2015

Texas Legislature: Class of 2015 Yearbook

The regular session of the 2015 Texas legislative session has ended. Through it all, progressives championed and defended issues important to many Texans. There's a lot that happened in the last 5 months, more bad bills than good ones, and we'll write...